Counseling Center- Announcements/Events
**Please follow us on Instagram at ob_counseling_center for news and announcements.
-Recent graduates interested in applying for the New York State Excelsior Scholarship, please note applications will be accepted through August 31, 2020. Under this groundbreaking program, more than 940,000 middle-class families and individuals making up to $125,000 per year will qualify to attend college tuition-free at all CUNY and SUNY two- and four-year colleges in New York State. In order to apply, students must be residents of New York State, attend a SUNY or CUNY two- or four-year degree program, take 30 credits per calendar year (including January and Summer sessions), and plan to live and work in New York following graduation for the length of time they participate in the scholarship program. For more information, visit: Excelsior Scholarship Info
-NACAC has created a chart that includes information provided to them by colleges and universities worldwide. You can find information on each institution’s plans and policies for admission events; for consideration of high school transcripts and standardized test scores; for decision and deposit dates; for summer and fall semester plans; and more. NACAC Updates
-The Chronicle of Higher Education is tracking plans for how colleges will be reopening in Fall 2020. Visit:- Fall 2020 College Plans for updated information.
-To attend virtual college fairs, students and families may use the following websites:
- NACAC: https://virtualcollegefairs.org
- Go To College Fairs: https://virtual.gotocollegefairs.com
- Coast to Coast College Tours: https://www.coasttocoasttour.org/
The America East College Tour: https://theaeac.org/ae-college-tour/
-To attend virtual college tours, students and families may use the following websites:
-To learn more about testing options and current adjustments to ACT and SAT testing schedules due to COVID-19 , visit ACT.org if you plan to take the ACT and visit Collegeboard.org if you plan to take the SAT. For updates on AP exams, visit AP Updates
-To learn about virtual summer camps, visit Varsity Tutors Summer Camps
-The following resources may be helpful for families at this time:
-Method Test Prep will be running virtual test prep classes. We also provide all students with free access to the Method Test Prep web-based platform for SAT and ACT prep. To learn more about the virtual prep classes offered or to enroll in free online prep, visit: Method Test Prep To learn more about the program benefits, visit: Benefits of Method Test Prep
The School Counseling Department at Oyster Bay High School is committed to serving the social, emotional and academic needs of all the students in our school district. It is an integral part of every student’s education. Counselors work collaboratively with students, parents, teachers and administrators to plan and implement programs that help students succeed as they progress through high school and plan for their future careers. Student development is supported through individual and group counseling, classroom lessons, and academic advisement as well as in consultation with teachers, parents, and the community.